Curran, Egofske to Host Annual Community Recycling Event July 22

Lemont, IL… Illinois State Senator John Curran (R-Downers Grove) and Representative John Egofske are hosting a free community recycling event to help residents clean out unwanted clutter on Saturday, July 22, 2023, in Darien. Residents are encouraged to bring more challenging items to recycle such as old copiers, DVD players, bikes, flags, documents and more to the Hinsdale South High School Parking Lot at: 7401 Clarendon Hills Road Darien, IL 60561, from 8:30 am to 11:30 am.

“I am happy to help our community declutter in a sustainable way,” said Illinois Senate Republican Leader John Curran (R-Downers Grove). “It’s great to be able to provide this service that helps the environment and allows me to interact with so many people I represent.”

Attendees are asked to stay in their cars upon arrival and wait for an event team member to come to assist them and take their items. Representatives from local organizations including the Darien Lions Club, E-Tech Trading, Paper Tiger, S.C.A.R.C.E and Working Bikes will be on hand to assist residents.

“This recycling event is a great opportunity for people to sustainably discard of any electronics, documents, or other household items they may have,” said Egofske. “I encourage you to review the list of acceptable items below, and if you have any that need recycling, I invite you to bring them down to the event for disposal. Please do not hesitate to contact my office with any questions or concerns!”

Additionally, a paper shredding truck will be on-site to dispose of old documents with a limit of two grocery bags per car until the shredder is full. Shredding is available to residential shredding only – not commercial documents. Informative legislative brochures on a variety of topics will also be available.

The team WILL BE ACCEPTING a limited number of electronics including: all types of cables, cell phones, telephone devices, computers, laptops, hardware including mother boards, monitors, and printers, fax machines, calculators, game systems, stereos, toasters, blenders, toner cartridges, UPS batteries and car batteries.

Flags can also be brought for the proper, respectful disposal.

We will NOT BE ACCEPTING, TVs, hard drives, alkaline batteries, paint, hazardous waste and bulbs of any kind, or dehumidifiers.

More information on all participants and a complete list of acceptable items can be found on the lawmakers’ websites at: and

John Curran

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